I am a PhD candidate in political science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where I am also affiliated with the Security Studies Program. During the 2015-2016 academic year I am a Managing the Atom/International Security Program Predoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. In Fall 2016 I will join the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor.
I study issues relating to nuclear weapons and proliferation, international relations theory, and U.S. and British foreign policy and grand strategy. My dissertation examines how states change their foreign policies in the aftermath of nuclear acquisition. My research has been published or is forthcoming in International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Defence Studies, and has been funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation and the Tobin Project, among others.
I hold a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, where I was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow from 2008-2010, and a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) from St Anne's College, Oxford University.
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